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Poster: WillCo Date: Mar 25, 2020 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First Concert ?

"Pop Concert": Hawkwind at Marlborough College,England, maybe late '71.

I was sent to boarding school aged 7-18 and I remember from about 1970 on they booked one "pop concert" per year for us. Somehow Hawkwind were engaged for the purpose. They were unknown to anyone, their "Silver Machine" hit hadn't been released by then, but when it reached number one we were thrilled.

The show was very -er- different. Very loud, amazing lights but the general view was that a few tunes would have gone down well. And before you ask, if Stacia had been dancing at the front with her top off my 14 year-old self would have remembered it, so if she was present I think she must have been modestly-dressed.

The next year it was to be Medicine Head - also purveyors of a single "hit".